Meat industry in Africa – sector with huge untapped potential and growth opportunities
The potential of the meat industry in Africa has not yet been fully exploited despite Africa having some of the highest livestock numbers in the World.
The Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that the demand for meat products (meat, poultry, mutton, fish, pork and eggs) will more than double in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2030, opening new opportunities for processors and farmers.
Processed high value products including cooked products, sausages and bacon offer excellent growth potential as consumers shift their consumption to these products, which are partially driven by the emergence of international retailers, hotels and foodservice players in the Continent.
AFMASS Conferences & Expos enable the meat, poultry and fish industry in sub-Saharan Africa to find solutions and technologies that improve food safety and regulatory compliance; improve packaging, processing and supply chain efficiencies and costs; and reduce environmental impact of their operations.
While traditional meat producing giants like Botswana and Kenya have extracted some significant value from local processing of meat products, several countries including Zambia, Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia among others, have received significant investments from local and international firms in the meat, poultry and fish production and processing value chain over the last few years, and will play a significant role in this sector in future.